A belated congrats to Kaufman

January 30th, 2010

Was so wrapped up with the men’s match last night didn’t get this up. From Friday.

Led by All-American Amber Kaufman, the University of  Hawaii women’s track and field team swept the top three spots in the high jump competition at the Lobo Challenge Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Kaufman jumped 6-3.25 (1.91m) to easily win the event over teammates Samantha Balentine (5-6/1.68m) and Sarah Saddleton (5-6/1.68m). The height surpassed the NCAA automatic qualifying mark and is tied for the highest in the country this season.
Two weeks ago, the San Jose, Calif., native won the high jump at the UW Preview with a jump of 6-1.5 (1.87m).
“œShe nearly cleared 1.94m and was easily 3-4 inches above the bar but knocked it off with her calf,” UH head coach Carmyn James said.

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